“Why do you people think that someone who has years of experience or a college degree deserve the same amout of pay as someone working at Walmart at the self checkout lanes that literally just sits there doing nothing?????? “

… No one is thinking this.

I and many others, with lots of experience, college degrees and whatnot, are saying that at the very minimum, someone working full time should be able to cover the basic cost of living in their area AND all the rest of our wages should scale up, just like they all should have been doing…


Here’s what I see happening regarding the minimum wage debate:

Big, new businesses are using higher starting wages (i.e. $15/hr starting) as a way to grab the workforce. A gap is forming between businesses that cannot, or most often will not, raise their starting wages.

Right now, due to the pandemic, there is very high unemployment and businesses are re-structuring all over the place. Smart businesses are re-organizing and re-routing budgets to entice those who will be returning to the workforce after a year of many people taking this time to do online trainings and virtual school sessions. …


I don’t know about anyone else but I am really…really put off by blatant shows of going for a “look”. Like both instances of people who try to stereotypically look like a certain group or who judge whether someone belongs by how they look…

“Dressing gay”, “straight style”, even someone saying “you should have guessed I was *blank* by how I act/dress”… I don’t like being labelled and I dress and act how I feel comfortable so I don’t just assume about others based on those criteria.

Some people seem angry that I didn’t assume something about them because they…


Apologies for the language, but this image came upon one of my feeds and really hit…

I used to believe this, that loving someone and truly caring meant you stayed and made sure they knew you were there for them no matter what, that through the good and bad right? Well what I didn’t realize was that you have to set a limit somewhere. I gave and gave and reassured them that whether they were having a hard time, weren’t speaking to me, or whatever was going on, I was still there for them and cared, thinking that there was a “other side” to come out of…but it never came, in fact it seemed to push…


What we need is our elected officials, our representatives, marching with us, protesting with us, standing with us!

For the People, By the People right? Sign your statements, cast your votes, and join us in demanding what is real freedom, justice, and liberty.

If you are not willing to stand with your people, do you have any right to represent or lead them?


Have you ever noticed when leaves fall from a tree, with each wind they blow in opposite directions? Stopping just long enough to feel the earth’s warmth. Leaving again when the wind’s confrontation arrives. It’s the same with life…

A heart blown away…a soul that wants to linger, enjoying life’s warmth but is unable to do so because of life’s many twists. Weaker with each breath until swept away again. Not staying long enough to fully realize the beauty that surrounds us.

Like so many others, we are content. Longing to wallow in eachother’s hearts, until the winds blow and…


Your eyes are as deep and dazzling as the ocean. I drown as I gaze into them.

The waves of your silky sweet hair keep pulling me under, I care not to be saved.

Hypnotized by every subtle move you make. In the dark I can still see you. In my mind I can still hear you. In my dreams I can still touch you.

How jealous I am of my sleeping soul, which knows not of my waking heartache! When every thought, every breath, is you. Surviving the day, only to live in my dreams at night.

I awaken cursing the sunlight, which has taken you away for one more day.


ALL high ranking government officials, especially those that travel a lot, have armed security…it’s nothing new or surprising and is actually required in most instances…

Have a problem with kids or others protesting things they may not 100% understand…fine, would you like to implement the testing and enforcement that would determine whether or not each and every individual in our country should be allowed to vote or voice their opinion? Doesn’t sound like freedom or constitutional to me.

Yes the german public was disarmed during the holocaust, jews, muslims, christians, everyone who was not police, military or cleared to carry…this…


Watching Moana with le kidlet…

You all like how that tribe lives in harmony and relative secluded happiness? Yeah…that’s a monarchical or “crowned” socialist/communist republic with a rather oppressed and caste social system to keep everyone in their place and desiring of nothing more than working and enjoying the direct fruits of their labors… good to a point as long as no one desires to venture forth, this being almost directly influenced by resources, time, health, and conditions being delicately balanced to allow proper parts of pleasure, labor, rest, and feeling of involvement in the community as well as highly…


Not even close to what the lowliest citizen in “the greatest nation on earth” should expect…and the people targeting the “poor” because “they can’t be so poor if…” they have the means to keep their food fresh (even though lawmakers apparently want to take “fresh” food off the menu of the poor)?…they have the means to cook said food?…they have the means to brew a caffeinated beverage to keep them going at the 2–3 jobs that unskilled labor requires to meet rent/utilities/school debt/and the the health care that citizens should not be widely allowed? Why? Why is it a good…

D. A. Stanley

Veteran, Father, Gamer, Adventurer. Creating adventure, beauty, and wonder through photo, video, and writing.

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